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Police launch appeal to find killer of Leicestershire grandmother

Three years after a grandmother was found murdered police have launched a fresh appeal for information.

Mumtaz Member, 56, was found in her home in Holmfield Avenue, Stoneygate, Leicestershire, by her husband.

Leicestershire Police have started pursuing new lines of enquiry and have issued an appeal on the third anniversary of her death.

A postmortem examination revealed that the mother of three had died due to head injuries sometime between midnight and 9.30am on Saturday December 12 2015.

DCI Tony Yarwood, the senior investigating officer said:

Mumtaz was killed in a brutal way in her own home.

The injuries she sustained were significant and she did not deserve to suffer like she did.

We owe it to Mumtaz to find those responsible.

It may be three years since her death but our investigation remains ongoing.

We are now pursuing some new lines of enquiry but urge those who know what happened to Mumtaz to come forward.

– DCI Tony Yarwood, Leicestershire Police
Holmfield Avenue, Stoneygate, Leicestershire Credit: BPM Media

Police have issued the new appeal for the public to come forward if they have any information at all.

DCI Yarwood continued: "We would encourage the community to talk to us. I don't believe for a minute that people aren't talking within the community, but they are keeping their information to themselves.

"We want to send a clear message out that this isn't going to go away.

"We understand that it's not always easy coming forward, especially if the information you may have is sensitive or you're not sure if you have anything that may help.

"Please be assured that we have specialist officers who can assist."

The Mumtaz family were well known in the community for running a business, QS Supplies, based on Forest Road, off Humberstone Road.

Following the murder in 2015, a fellow Leicester businessman said at the time: "The family is well known in the business community, and in Asian circles.

"It was shocking to hear that Mrs Member had died, but it was an added shock that the sons have been arrested and charged with her murder.

"People are asking how this could happen. There are many questions which they hope will be answered one day."

Two men and a woman were arrested and charged in connection with the murder, but the case was discontinued in 2016 due to insufficient evidence.